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    I Space elevator and Coriolis force

    It seems to me that the concept of a space elevator does not take Coriolis force into account. If the elevator were in built with a space station in geosynchronous orbit and counterweight then there is more to reaching the space station than just climbing the rope. The rope would have to be...
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    Other Is something wrong with this textbook? (Halliday & Resnick with later pages missing?)

    I have a copy of Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker. The book has 952 pages plus appendices. There are many entries in the index which point to pages beyond 952. For example if I look up "dark matter" it points to page 1136. There's no such page. I don't know what's...
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    I Calibration of weight sets

    Many years ago I was given a problem involving the calibration of sets of weights. Each of two sets consisted of weights of 1.0 kg, 500.0 g, 300 g, 200 g, and 100 g. The two 1.0 kg weights were calibrated by the international agency in France and I was permitted to assume that their masses...
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    Curious effect in Command Prompt "Type" command

    I create a text file using notepad or any other text editor or word processor. There is a hyphen in the file. If I then display that file using the TYPE command in the Command Prompt then that hyphen gets replaced with a lower case u with a GRAVE symbol over it. What's going on? No big deal...
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    A Basic program -- missing array index?

    If someone can help me with this I'd be grateful. I've asked this question on other forums, gotten lots of views but no answer. It's no big deal but maybe someone has a solution. I've have a program written in BASIC. I did not write the program and I have no way to contact the original...
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    A Question about the age of the universe

    Hello. This is my first post here. I have a question about the age of the universe that has been on my mind for the last few weeks. I have just read the posting guidelines and wish to state before I begin that I do not intend this as a challenge to mainstream theory but as an attempt to...